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All-Natural Almond Milk Recipe

Updated on February 6, 2009

For people who have trouble tolerating milk from cows, almond milk is an excellent substitute. But not all commercially prepared almond milks are equal in quality. Some brands add enough sugar to their almond milk to make it a poor choice for people who struggle to keep their blood sugar and insulin at healthy levels. Other brands add synthetic vitamins and minerals to their almond milk to make it resemble dairy when comparing nutrition facts panels. Read more about All-Natural Almond Milk Recipe

 

Healthy Chocolate Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

One secret to making flavorful, creamy smoothies is to use frozen fruit rather than ice. We almost never add ice to our smoothies, choosing instead to use frozen banana slices. We buy several pounds of bananas at a time, and once they're ripe, we peel them, slice them into 1/2 inch portions, and freeze the slices in an air-tight bag or container in the freezer. Read more about Healthy Chocolate Vanilla Smoothie Recipe

 

Heart-Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

If you want to have a healthy heart and good blood circulation throughout your body, you need to regularly supply your body with flavonoids, which are natural nutrients that have antioxidant properties.

Raw, organic chocolate is one of nature's most flavonoid-rich foods. When eaten on its own or with other healthy foods, raw, organic chocolate can help keep your cardiovascular system strong and healthy. Read more about Heart-Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

 

Smoothie Recipe for Healthy Bones and Teeth

If you want to build and maintain healthy bones and teeth, you have to supply your body with a variety of nutrients. The vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients that you need most to promote healthy teeth and bones are:

Vitamin D - Needed to help you absorb calcium from the foods that you eat. Read more about Smoothie Recipe for Healthy Bones and Teeth

 

Tropical Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

This is the most visually appetizing smoothie that I have ever come across, perfect for health enthusiasts, children, and anyone who's had a tough day. To see a smoothie with two distinct portions that mesh as a beautiful blue-yellow border really brings the taste buds alive.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section produce approximately 2-4 servings, depending on the size of your drinking glasses.

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Hot Chocolate Smoothie Recipe

When made with the right ingredients, hot chocolate can be a soothing and healthy evening drink, perfect for warming up your bones during colder months.

This recipe is rich in flavonoids and potassium, nutrients that are essential to supporting healthy heart function. Be sure to include nutmeg and cinnamon - both combine beautifully with banana and raw chocolate powder.

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Tropical Smoothie Recipe

This tropical smoothie recipe calls for just four ingredients, all of which are foods that are indigenous to tropical regions. If you can't find coconut milk at your local grocery store, try an Asian food market. Most Asian markets now carry brands that contain only trace amounts of preservatives, if any.

Coconut milk contributes loads of healthy fatty acids, richness, and a wonderful coconut aroma to this smoothie.

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Detox Juice Recipe

A freshly pressed vegetable juice that is meant to stimulate the elimination of toxins from your body should have the following properties:

1. The ability to encourage movement of waste products through your intestines.

2. The ability to encourage your digestive organs to release digestive juices that can help to optimally break down recently ingested food.

3. The ability to draw toxins out of your tissues.

With these properties in mind, here is one of the most effective detox juice recipes that I know of: Read more about Detox Juice Recipe

 

Virginia's Nutritious Smoothie Recipe

In response to last week's blog entry on how I used a Vita-Mix blender to establish a smoothie bar for my Aunt's cafe, one of our readers from California, Virginia Wical of Loma Linda, was kind enough to share the following nutritious smoothie recipe with us: Read more about Virginia's Nutritious Smoothie Recipe

 

Vita-Mix Blender

Over the past two months, my wife and I helped my Aunt start a small but quaint cafe in the city that we live in. After three years of hoping that one or more of our relatives would move up to our city from Toronto, to finally have it happen was a cause for celebration! Read more about Vita-Mix Blender

 

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